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October Was Boston's Warmest In 70 Years

This Oct. 24 photo provided by Margaret Primack shows her husband, Richard, in their home garden in Boston, still growing and productive. Richard, a Boston University biology professor, says in New England, many trees aren’t changing colors as vibrantly as they normally do or used to because some take cues for when to turn from temperature. (Margaret Primack via AP)MoreCloseclosemore
This Oct. 24 photo provided by Margaret Primack shows her husband, Richard, in their home garden in Boston, still growing and productive. Richard, a Boston University biology professor, says in New England, many trees aren’t changing colors as vibrantly as they normally do or used to because some take cues for when to turn from temperature. (Margaret Primack via AP)

Last month was Boston's warmest October in 70 years, and the city was just a tenth of a degree off the all-time record.

The average temperature over the month was 61.4 degrees, according to National Weather Service meteorologist Stephanie Dunten. That's behind only October 1947, which averaged 61.5 degrees.

The city's normal October average is 54.1 degrees, the Boston Globe reported.

Boston's average temperature for all of 2016 was 53.4 degrees.

The month's warmest day was October 5, when Boston reached a high of 80 degrees. That was actually not a single-day record for October 5 — but three other days last month set single-day temperature records for the city.

The National Weather Service says there's at least a 33 percent chance that November will be above average for Boston — and all of the state — as well:

With reporting by WBUR's Benjamin Swasey and its Newscast Unit

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